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Christmas Eve in India

Christmas Eve, which is the day before Christmas Day, is celebrated in many countries worldwide. It is a Christian observance that falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.

Is Christmas Eve a Public Holiday?

Christmas Eve is an optional holiday. Employment and holiday laws in India allow employees to choose a limited number of holidays from a list of optional holidays. Some employees may choose to take the day off on this day, however, most offices and businesses remain open.

Christmas tree section on white.

Christmas trees are decorated with baubles, lights and tinsel during the Christmas season.

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About Christmas Eve

Read more about Christmas Eve.

Christmas Eve Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2015–2020.

Note: Individuals can take a limited number of restricted holidays but government offices and most businesses remain open. This system gives individuals the flexibility to take time off to celebrate a holiday within India's vast religious and cultural society.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015ThuDec 24Christmas EveRestricted Holiday
2016SatDec 24Christmas EveRestricted Holiday
2017SunDec 24Christmas EveRestricted Holiday
2018MonDec 24Christmas EveRestricted Holiday
2019TueDec 24Christmas EveRestricted Holiday
2020ThuDec 24Christmas EveRestricted Holiday

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